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UFC fighter rankings: Amanda Nunes vaults into the top 5 at women's bantamweight

Amanda Nunes' big win over Sara McMann nets her a spot in the top 5 of the UFC's women's bantamweight rankings.

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The biggest change in this week's UFC fighter rankings is out of the women's 135 lbs division. Amanda Nunes was the underdog against Sara McMann at UFC Nashville, but Nunes destroyed McMann standing and recorded the 1st round rear-naked choke victory. She's now in the division's top 5, with a title shot within touching distance. Ray Borg, Beneil Dariush, Dustin Ortiz, and Derek Brunson also improved their standings with their wins over the weekend.

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Pound-for-Pound: Anthony Pettis moves ahead of Anderson Silva for 11th spot, and if Silva gets his formal steroids suspension this week, Anderson is set to be removed from both the middleweight and P4P list.

Women's Strawweight: Paige VanZant (7th) swaps spots with Maryna Moroz (8th).

Flyweight: John Lineker moves down a notch to 8th, and he should be off the list entirely when he makes his bantamweight debut. Dustin Ortiz achieves top 10 status at 10th, while Chris Cariaso falls to 11th. Ray Borg goes up to 13th, dropping Chico Camus to 14th.

Bantamweight: No changes

Women's Bantamweight: Amanda Nunes switches places with Sara McMann following her triumph last weekend. Nunes is now 4th, while McMann falls to 7th.

Featherweight: Tatsuya Kawajiri drops to 13th after being tied for 12th with Hacran Dias.

Lightweight: Beneil Dariush rounds out the top 10 following his controversial win over Michael Johnson (whose ranking wasn't affected). Bobby Green drops to 12th, in the process. Lastly, Ben Henderson rises into a 5th place tie with Johnson, while Edson Barboza slips down to 7th.

Welterweight: Kelvin Gastelum returns to the 170 rankings at 14th. Neil Magny drops to 15th, while Ryan LaFlare drops off the list altogether.

Middleweight: Derek Brunson's stoppage vs. Sam Alvey sends him up two spots to 13th. Robert Whittaker and Roan Carneiro round out the list at 14th and 15th, respectively.

Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira improves to 3rd ahead of Ryan Bader, following Glover's win vs. Ovince Saint Preux.

Heavyweight: Josh Barnett drops two places to 8th, while Ben Rothwell and Mark Hunt make up 6th and 7th.